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Lawn mower I was wondering if I could use transmission or power steering fluid in my lawn mower or is there a special oil for it?

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    mike kyle May 11, 2010

    ... depends what you need to do? as for the actual oil for the mower id reccomend using oil bought at a lawn and garden store. 

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Definitely do Not use these oils in your engine! Any good motor oil of the right viscosity will work, such as 10/30 or 10/40.

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